Obituaries
Obituaries

Ralph Earle 2d, a Philadelphia lawyer and lead negotiator in the SALT II arms control talks, dies at 91

Ambassador Earle was the son of former Pennsylvania Gov. George H. Earle 3d. He started out as a Philadelphia lawyer and then became an arms control expert in Washington and overseas.

Heshimu Jaramogi, veteran Philadelphia newsman, radio host, and newspaper publisher, dies at 67

Heshimu Jaramogi, was a journalist, publisher and adjunct professor. A former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, he was awarded the PABJ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. His career, which spanned about 40 years, began in radio at WHYY.

Heshimu Jaramogi, veteran Philadelphia newsman, radio host, and newspaper publisher, dies at 67

Heshimu Jaramogi, was a journalist, publisher and adjunct professor. A former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, he was awarded the PABJ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. His career, which spanned about 40 years, began in radio at WHYY.

Kathleen Marie Kienlen, office worker, poet, and friend to many, dies at 50

Despite physical challenges, Kathleen Kienlen worked full-time at the Navy Yard, wrote poetry, and kept up with a large number of friends.

Kathleen Marie Kienlen, office worker, poet, and friend to many, dies at 50

Despite physical challenges, Kathleen Kienlen worked full-time at the Navy Yard, wrote poetry, and kept up with a large number of friends.

Beverly J. Allen, retired school disciplinarian and longtime Democratic committee person, dies at 72

Beverly J. Allen, of Philadelphia, was a longtime Democratic committee person who worked in the city's public schools. She died on Jan 9.

Beverly J. Allen, retired school disciplinarian and longtime Democratic committee person, dies at 72

Beverly J. Allen, of Philadelphia, was a longtime Democratic committee person who worked in the city's public schools. She died on Jan 9.
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Jerry Stevens, a giant of Philadelphia radio broadcasting, dies at 85

Mr. Stevens was not only a legend on the air. He also made Philadelphia one of the leading radio markets for introducing and nurturing new broadcasting talent.

Hank Cisco, 96, Norristown’s goodwill ambassador, dies

He was a borough police officer, county detective, professional boxer, and referee.

Ricardo V. Taylor Jr., Pennsauken mayor and longtime educator, dies at 73

Mr. Taylor was a township booster. Once, he showed up at a ribbon cutting wearing a cheerleader's costume. He had vowed to wear the outfit if a troubled apartment project was completed. It got laughs.

Marie Gallagher, 72, principal who kept Little Flower High School open in 1992, dies

When officials moved to close Little Flower High School for Girls in 1992, Miss Gallagher assembled the money and research needed to keep it open.

Igor M. Ponomarev, 29, lawyer specializing in anti-money laundering, dies

He met his fiancée — an oncology nurse — days after he was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer.

Saundra H. Fulwood, 72, retired narcotics officer, dies

Mrs. Fulwood was a thoughtful neighbor, those who lived nearby on Osage Avenue said. They only wished there were more like her in the world.

If you found a Gideon Bible in your hotel room, you might have Frank McCrea to thank

Mr. McCrea was a natural showman. He acted onstage and appeared as the kindly country doctor in films intended for industrial workers.

Buck Henry, ‘Graduate’ screenwriter who co-created ‘Get Smart,’ dies at 89

Buck Henry created the satirical spy sitcom "Get Smart" with Mel Brooks, was a frequent early host of "Saturday Night Live," and turned "plastics" into a countercultural catchword with his screenplay for "The Graduate."

Married 56 years, they died within two days of each other

Jake and Betsy Roak had parallel careers and enjoyed many of the same things. They were devoted mates. Just after Christmas, as if to end a love story, they died within two days of each other.

Corey Michael Hadley, Army infantryman and sharpshooter, dies at 30

Mr. Hadley served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan for six years and was decorated for his service. He came home in 2013, haunted by what he had seen overseas.

Nancy Falkow McBride, singer-songwriter who was a force in the Philadelphia music scene, has died at age 49

In 2004, McBride, a native of Margate, moved to Ireland, where she carried on her music career while also creating jewelry and artworks from sea glass she scavenged at the beach.

Evan Harris Pontz, Philly-area native and Atlanta lawyer, dies at 49

Mr. Pontz was a fighter. While a lawyer, he fought for clients. When he developed a series of infections after a double lung transplant, he fought to stay alive for his family.

Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Republican congressman from Bucks County, has died at 56

Michael G. Fitzpatrick, a longtime Republican politician who rose from Bucks County commissioner to congressman, and whose non-consecutive terms reflected two of the biggest electoral waves of the last quarter-century, died Monday at 56 after a battle with cancer.

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